Accidents can happen at home; from minor ailments to more serious injuries. A first aid kit is, therefore, a must in every home because it can help reduce the risk of infection or the severity of an injury. You can easily buy a prepared kit with all the basics you need or gather items, one by one and prepare your own.

Here’s a list of the common supplies that should be in a first aid kit to keep your family safe both in your home and sometimes on the road.

  • Plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes
  • Small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings
  • Bandages i.e. triangular bandages, crêpe rolled bandages
  • Safety pins
  • Disposable sterile gloves
  • A Pair of scissors
  • Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
  • Sticky tape
  • Thermometer
  • Cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Painkillers such as paracetamol (or infant paracetamol for children), or ibuprofen
  • Antihistamine cream or tablets